2007 Policy #8 Immigration Top Centers

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Serviceexternal link
Official website. Provides services & benefits, immigration forms, laws & regulations, education & resources and a press room 1

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementexternal link
Official website. ICE targets illegal immigrants: the people, money and materials that support terrorism and other criminal activities. Topics of interest include gangs, child exploitation, human trafficking, secure borders, and worksite enforcement. 2

National Immigration Forumexternal link
The Forum is dedicated to embracing and upholding America’s tradition as a nation of immigrants. The Forum advocates and builds public support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and are fair to and supportive of newcomers to our country. The Forum serves as the lead convener of hundreds of associate organizations and other national groups on a range of immigration policy issues, and has been the driving force behind many immigration policy victories. The Forum also works closely with local advocates and service providers across the country. 3

Center for Immigration Studiesexternal link
CIS is devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. It is the Center’s mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Center promotes a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted. 4

U.S. English, Inc.external link
U.S.ENGLISH, Inc. is the nation’s oldest, largest citizens’ action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. U.S.ENGLISH believes that the passage of English as the official language will help to expand opportunities for immigrants to learn and speak English, the single greatest empowering tool that immigrants must have to succeed. 5

Americans for Legal Immigrationexternal link
ALIPAC- Four point platform states: secure our borders; crack down on employers that intentionally hire illegals; remove incentives and rewards to illegals such as licenses, welfare, and other taxpayer benefits; enforce our existing laws and deport illegal aliens when convicted of crimes or detected during routine law enforcement activities. 6

American Patrolexternal link
Fighting for U.S. sovereignty by demanding removal of illegals and the rebuilding border security mandated under the U.S. Constitution. Site features current news stories, fence watch, guard watch, crime victims, and Arnold watch. 7

Minuteman Projectexternal link
The Minuteman Project is a “citizens’ vigilance operation” devoted to reducing illegal immigration by deterring illegal crossings of the United States–Mexico border through a variety of methods. Site includes news and updates, photos and hate mail. 8

Illegal Aliens.USexternal link
Those ‘undocumented’ are actually ‘highly documented’ with fraudulent documents our government readily accepts. Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a burglar an uninvited house guest. Site presents news, featured stories, blogs, politics, euphemisms, reporting illegals, and facts/myths page. 9

Choose Black Americaexternal link
Choose Black America is a national coalition of African Americans who support enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. Mass illegal immigration has been the single greatest impediment to black advancement in this country over the past 25 years. Blacks, in particular, have lost economic opportunities, seen their kids’ schools flooded with non-English speaking students, and felt the socio-economic damage of illegal immigration more acutely than any other group. 10

Pew Hispanic Centerexternal link
The PHC mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the entire nation. The Center does not advocate for or take positions on policy issues. It is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, DC that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The documents listed in the “Immigration” section focus specifically on trends in migration flows, the characteristics of the foreign-born population and attitudes towards immigration policy issues. 11

Stalker’s Guide to International Migrationexternal link
A comprehensive interactive site addressing international migration trends and issues. Presents history of migration and migration theory, as well as the impact of immigration and emigration. 12

International Organization for Migrationexternal link
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement. 13

Eurasylumexternal link
Eurasylum is a European company that was established in 2001 to provide research, evaluation, training and consulting services dedicated solely to issues of immigration and asylum policy in Europe and internationally. Eurasylum specializes primarily in the analysis and evaluation of developments affecting policy and legal decisions in the fields of immigration and border control processes, asylum determination procedures, IDPs and migrant integration schemes internationally. The company’s activities are targeted at national Government authorities, the EC and relevant international organizations. 14

Refugee Health-Immigrant Healthexternal link
Baylor University site. goal is to inform health professionals and others about issues, problems, and answers in refugee and immigrant health. Cites information on refugee health and resettlement to include general health, infectious diseases and mental health. Also looks at specific refugee populations. 15